I am excited about the future of the Parrotlets here in the U.S. As I am now able to get some imported Parrotlets from Belgium and Netherlands from several breeders.
With these new Parrotlets from Belgium, we will be able to incorporate them into the U.S lines. And hoping with the crossing, they will improve the health of the Parrotlets we already have here in the U.S.
And for those that wants to add new genes to their lline, by the end of 2018, some of these babies will be made available to the public.
How exciting is the future of the Parrotlets in the U.S?
With the new dark factor mutation that I have imported from Belgium and the Netherlands, it is definitely very exciting for Parrotlet hobby. Of course, lots of Parrotlet parents are going to be confused about why they are so expensive. For those that are confused about pricing, the dark factor is a brand new mutation in the U.S that has been available to the public. Therefore, when they are new and rare, that means, they are going to be very expensive. If anyone is just looking for them as pets, I would recommend to wait a few years or so when there are a lot more and the prices will drop.
However, for those that are looking forward to this new dark factor mutation, some will be available by the end of 2018. And the price will start at $1000 each and up. It will depends on what they are split to. Because I am working to cross the dark factor to pied, fallow, and marbled. Of course, I am also breeding them to the turquoise mutation as well. The possibilities are plenty for the next 10 years to work with this new mutation. If you want to on the waiting list, you can contact me through my Facebook page
Tom's Lovebird Farm
Or, you can email through my website.
What is the Dark Factor?
The dark factor mutation is commonly known here in the U.S as cobalt and around the world as well. But the right name for the cobalt is Single Dark Blue or SD Blue. And with the dark factor mutation, we are able to produce the Mauve. But the name right for it is Double Dark Blue or DD Blue. These notation are recognize by breeders that actually understand what they are. The Dark Factor mutation is not just limited to SD Blue or Mauve. They can be bred to other colors and mutations. They can be in the Green series as well as the Turquoise series. A green with a dark factor would be SD Green or commonly called Dark Green. And a DD Green is commonly called Olive. That is why this new mutation is so valuable and very exciting for the Parrotlet hobby in the U.S.
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